Yesterday was not a great day for Todd Muller.
I do not know who his media advisers are but the first question he should have prepared for was what the most predictable question ever in the history of politics.
And it came. He was asked “[d]o you think Donald Trump is a racist”?
This was his answer.
It is up to Donald Trump? The current POTUS who has shown how unbelievably appalling he is as a leader in so many ways, the latest being the way he has totally botched a pandemic and the way he has let the response to the George Floyd murder spiral totally out of control?
Every day there is something more insane. Yesterday it was the gassing of protestors to clear an area near the White House so that Trump could have a photo op with a bible.
And the calling in of the National Guard. And the leaked tape of a call with Governors where he attacked them for being weak for not calling in military while he hid in a bunker. And the attempted branding of Antifa as a terrorist organisation.
I mean shouldn’t he start with the Klu Klux Klan first if he wanted to make a statement about Black Lives actually mattering?
And people who classify themselves as being Antifa have engaged in low level violence. Like punching Richard Spencer.
The pacifist in nme is struggling to be upset by this.
But Antifa is no more an organisation than people believing that Black lives matter is. If you are distressed by fascism then you are Antifa. I know that I am.
Getting back to Todd Muller this is how he should have answered.
Fancy being that weak that he would run away from a question about if Trump was a racist.
I suspect for the brains trust the end of the election cannot come quickly enough. Then they can put an end to Todd Muller’s reign and install Chris Luxon.